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into its history? The American Indian. NIly
hadn't I thought of this before!
It made no difference to me that my first
discoveries in early Indian writings were
rather childish. This was all to the good, for
I wanted something simple on which to learn
Ancient Indian writing, like Chinese, is
ideographic, and consists of drawings burned
into the leather pages of their publications,
or sticking out of the bindings in the form of
beadwork; but soon it was nothing for me to
scan through volume after volume as fast as
the eye can travel.
Their method of communication is quite
easy, and a little application is all that's
necessary. In one article appearing in an Indian periodical called "Squaw s Wigwam Companion", July 687 BC, I came across an article on
the proper diet for prospective pre-clears. A
random sentence began with the following set
of pictures: Snow. Rain. Squaw. Bull.
One would not have to study this long to
know that, in the writer's opinion, one of the
best foods for pre-clears being groomed for
the couch, is, "white rain from wife of bull",
or milk. Further on in the article, a few additional pictures modified it to acidophilus
Actually, the only works I was unable to
read were those which required special equipment, such as a certain patented type of blanket for translating pictures into smoke signals. Also, I found Indianese utterly charming. One Indian Scientologist, for instance,
listed the dynamics thus: Love-um me; love-um
squaw, papoose; and in this manner, went on to
the Great White Father, which is their Eighth.
The only variation was number seven, which for
some unknown reason was "Fire water". Then
there was a novel. It told of a Scientologist's love for a Dianeticist and its tragic
hopelessness. Poignant, and beautifully written, yet I could not rmit myself even a
passing glance at it. The reading of fiction
is not for the researcher. Outside of ABILITY,
I read no fiction at all.
I still hadn't found what I was looking
for, but I kept on, feeling only slight encouragement now and then -- once from a footnote
I discovered in some obscure Indian book. Although pure Dianetics, it may be worth handing
on. It warned the reader that when childhood
diseases (such as measles, mumps, or whooping
cough) are found in adult pre-clears, this is
not always due to a holder. It cited the example of a pre-clear, well on in years, who complained of a bad case of rickets. After some
rather intense grueling by his auditor, this
pre-clear finally broke down and confessed
tearfully that he'd been able to contact the
disease by lying about his age.
Soon I found myself in much heavier stuff,
and here I came upon a rare old volume that
went deeper into Scientology than anything I'd
ever read, ancient or modern. I was half-way
through it (or, rather, half-way up it, for it
had been published in the form of a totem
pole), when something came over me. This was
it! This was indeed it!
I looked back at where I'd left off reading, and there it was, plain as the nose on
any face on that totem pole. The passage was
headed, "Arrow fly -- sun shine brightly!"
Translated, it meant, "One shot clear".
And this was the theory: One-shot auditing
must be short. That level of the Tone Scale on
which the pre-clear accomplishes the most in
the shortest possible time is obviously the
aesthetic level. Combining these two facts,
what is the shortest form of aesthetics? Ans, ry A
wer: A short poem. What is the highest-toned
activity? Answer: Creation. Therefore,'the
quickest way to clear is to create a short
I read that chapter over and over to be
sure I had it right. I copied it down, then
memorized it, and rewrote it in paraphrase,
.lust to be sure I understood it thoroughly.
But before I could feel ready to submit it to
my contemporaries, that Great Brotherhood of
Modern Scientologists, I devoted several weeks
to testing it for validity.
I was through translating and moved out of
the library. There was only one book that
could serve me now, and it could be had in any
drug store. It was the Classified Telephone
Directory. I copied from it almost two pages
of names and addresses listed under Preclears":, and then I went out to make my calls.
My first call happened to be a Methodist
minister who considered poetry a tool of the
devil, but I merely told him that it was his
duty to familiarize himself with evil, the
better to combat it. He saw the point immediately (a lot better than I did), then thought
for a moment. And delivered himself of this
Stay out of hammocks
With your second dynamics.
Suddenly, there was a roll of drums, a
trumpet sounded, and the reverend was looking
at me with a smile. "My ulcers," he said.
I was much too excited for him to go clear<
all the way. I didn't even ask for my fee, but
hurried on to the next pre-clear on my list.
This happened to be a sweet old lady who'd
been attending the Church of Scientologz in
New York every Sunday. When I asked her With
what results?", she looked surprised. "Are
there supposed to be results?" she asked.
The difficulty with this pre-clear was to
get her to submit to therapy. She dearly loved
poetry, but could never write a line of it to
save her soul. I kept urging her, "Try. Just
try." Finally, she looked up at me with a sad
smile, and came forth with this:
One of my peeves
It even had a therapeutic effect on me. I
felt my gall bladder adjusting itself for the
first time in years. And the pre-clear? There
_lust wasn't a pre-clear; there was a CLEAR.
She couldn't thank me enough.
But I didn't want thanks. I'm a Scientologist through and through, and all I want is
the satisfaction of helping people, and money.
I left her for my next pre-clear, and have
kept clearing one after another ever since.
The only thing that can possibly hold me
back is that, if I clear too many, they'll
clear others, and soon there'll be no preclears, and the game will be over. Not the
game of MEST Universe. dU game.
DIANETIC DATA GATHERED FOR BOOK
A book which will present the current status of
Dianetics is being planned by Modern Associates P&1lications of Altadena, Calif., in co-operation with
the California Association of Dianetic Auditors.
Plans for the book call for the collection of many
important articles on Dianetic theories and methods
which have been offered during the last six years,
and which now have had an opportunity to be tested in
practice. Some of these articles appeared in publications now out of print, but the majority never have
been published. In addition, seasoned workers in the
field have been invited to contribute data and techniques of proved workability from their own stores of
knowledge and experience.
James H. Schmitz is manager of the project. He is
being assisted by Rims and Helen Haggard, Ken Tuttle,
Betty Arneson, and Nikki Logan.
No date has been announced for publication.